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PERMITS: Backyard burning usually requires a permit.
Contact Pinal County Air Quality Control for more information on burns in our area.
Certain types of fires may be exempt from burning permits. Exempt fires may include: heating fires, cooking fires, and recreation fires, however these fires need to be kept small and under control at all times.
The Arizona State Land department and the Coronado National Forest have their own rules and burning restrictions. It's best to check directly with those agencies before burning, or even smoking on public lands.
WOOD BURNING – EPA has a video that offers easy steps the public can take to help protect their health and save money when burning wood. This video provides steps on how to test dry wood for proper use in wood stoves or fireplaces. During the winter, residential wood smoke can be a significant source of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The pollutant can trigger asthma, aggravate other lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and aggravate heart disease.
Click HERE to see this 2-minute video recommended by Pinal County. This video can also be seen on the Pinal County Air Quality Burn web page.